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Oil Spill In North Sea Raises Concerns

A recent oil spill in the North Sea has officials and activists in Alaska and Scotland concerned about Shell's upcoming experimental wells in the Beaufort Sea.

Wal-Mart Gives $36 Million to Anti-Fishing Groups

Wal-Mart announced this week its efforts to help fund the demise of both the recreational and commercial fishing industry while also working to ensure that the next generation of sportsmen will have less access to coastal fish stocks than at any point in U.S. history.

Shillelagh Fluke Tourney to Benefit RFA

The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore will be holding their fourth annual fluke tournament this Saturday, August 20th. With $10,000 in prizes, the Shillelagh is quickly becoming one of the top fluke contests along the Jersey Coast.

West Virginia Team Wins King Kat Event In Ohio

This past Saturday August 13th the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Ohio River at the Gallipolis City Park Boat Ramp. In the event over 50 top anglers from different states were competing not only for cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the 2011 Cabela’s King Kat Classic. This year's Cabela's King Kat Classic will be held on the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa October 27-28-29, 2011.

Scott Martin Wins Forrest Wood Cup

National Guard pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 5 ounces Sunday to claim the title of Forrest Wood Cup champion on Lake Ouachita. Martin, with a four-day total of 20 bass for 61-1, won by a 4-pound, 10-ounce margin over EverStart pro Randall Tharp of Gardendale, Ala., who caught five bass weighing 15-1 for a four-day total of 20 bass weighing 56-7, which was good for $100,000. Sunday’s final weigh-in marked the finale of the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup, which featured 58 of the world's best professional bass anglers. Martin won $600,000 plus a $1,000 Power-Pole bonus.

Alligator Gar Research Reveals Vital Information

Despite being one of the largest freshwater fish species in North America, scientists knew little about alligator gar until relatively recently. In the last two decades, knowledge about the species has grown tremendously in response to evidence that alligator gar populations are declining in many areas.

Massive Fish Kill in Prince Edward Island's Trout River

Sometime around July 23, 2011 a major fish kill occurred on the Trout River near O'Leary, PEI. The Trout River is the site of one of PEI's best examples of stream and brook trout restoration.

Angler Tells Story of Catching Potential World-Record Bass

Since last Friday, when news about Greg Myerson's apparent world-record striped bass started churning up the Internet, his cell phone and email in-box have been jammed with messages. His friends and people suddenly claiming to be his friends have been agog with talk of big money from endorsements.

Five Southern Fish Species Now Protected

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service yesterday protected five southeastern fish species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Tennessee is home to three of the species; Alabama, Arkansas and Kentucky are home to one species each. The Center for Biological Diversity has long advocated for protection of imperiled Southeastern species, including petitioning in 2004 to protect four of the five fish in today's ruling.

ASMFC Takes Bunker Reduction Action

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) voted nearly unanimously yesterday to begin a public comment period on menhaden protection along the Atlantic Coast. The so-called Draft Addendum 5 will soon be discussed publicly in hearing rooms up and down the East Coast from Maine to Florida and will present five different management measure options, ranging from status quo to overall harvest reductions by as much as 45% from 2010 levels.